‘Polysiphonia urceolata, Grev.’

    Date
    1859
    Creator
    Henry Bradbury (1831 - 1860, British) , Printmaker
    Object type
    Library reference
    46291
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 240mm
    width (print): 150mm
    Subject
    Content object
    nature
       > plant
    Description
    Nature-printed study of the marine algae Polysiphonia stricta Greville here styled Polysiphonia urceolata Greville of the Rhodomelaceae family. Depicts a single specimen at natural size with magnified details of a branch with capsules, a capsule, branch with tetraspores, ramulus from the same, a tetraspore, portion of the lower part of the stem and a transverse section of a filament.

    Plate XI from The nature-printed British sea-weeds: a history, accompanied by figures and dissections of the algae of the British Isles by William Grosart Johnstone, F.B.S.E and Alexander Croall, A.B.S.E. nature-printed by Henry Bradbury. Volume 1. Rhodospermeae. (Bradbury and Evans, London, 1859).

    Inscribed ‘Plate XI’ top right-hand corner and ‘Nature Printed by Henry Bradbury’ low left-hand corner. Titled ‘POLYSIPHONIA urceolata, GREV.’

    William Grosart Johnstone (ca.1770-1860) British botanist.

    Alexander Croall (1809-1885) British botanist.

    Henry Bradbury (1831-1860) British printer.
    Object history
    Dedication to the late Mrs (Amelia) Griffiths of Torquay (1768-1858) amateur phycologist and beachcomber who was an important collector of marine algae specimens.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.21505
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